kayleelupin (kayleelupin) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Reunions, by Kaylee Arafinwiel

Title: Reunions
Author: Kaylee Arafinwiel
Characters: Elwing, Melian, Eärendil, Great Eagles
Summary: Elwing watches and waits with Eärendil – and feels the triumph of their sons, and their remaining son’s friends.
Rating: PG
Book/Source: The Silmarillion
A/N: Drabble and a half (150 words)

Elwing comes to view her daernaneth as a trusted friend and confidante, even though Melian no longer confines herself to albatross shape when visiting.

Still, they do fly out together every so often. One Age of the world ends and another rises, with the last of Elros’ faithful sons fleeing before the storm. Eärendil watches over their children as he Sails the skies. One thing he tells her, after witnessing Elendil’s fall –

“Sauron is not defeated,” Elwing echoes. The Mariner shakes his head.

They can do naught from Aewellond; the Third Age of the world passes by as they keep their remote vigil.

One day, the Great Eagles sweep over Aewellond, crying out in joy. “Praise the Halflings! Praise them with great praise!”

Elwing joins Eärendil in a shout of triumph – and when the Ringbearers come at last, in her remaining son’s company, she embraces them with tears of gratitude.
Tags: author: kaylee arafinwiel, character: earendil, character: elwing, character: melian
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